“There is something magical about Shotokan Karate!” says Sandra Hoogerdijk Joannes, SKIF Kumite World Champion Masters 50+ of 2019. We could not agree more. However, Sandra lost this magic once. After being a very successful […]
By Patrick Donkor and Dr. Christian Tribowski For many Shotokan karateka Hirokazu Kanazawa is a living legend. His supporters place him behind Gichin Funakoshi and Masatoshi Nakayama in the hierarchy of the martial arts. However, […]
Last weekend, Hiyori Kanazawa achieved what she had dreamed of: She became grand champion (1th place in kumite and 2nd in Kata) at the SKIF world championship in Czech Republic. We think it is time […]
Today, is Sensei Kunio Kobayashi’s birthday. We want to take the chance and call your attention to this short but fantastic Kuro-obi portrait about him. Happy birthday, Kobayashi Sensei. Oss!!
By Dr. Christian Tribowski The spirit of Shotokan Karate Do leads to an attitude of budo and a splendid posture. Miki Nakamachi has both and teaches both in an admirable way. Although she has suffered […]
By Dr. Christian Tribowski Many Westerners have gone to Japan in order to learn the art of Shotokan Karate. However, only a handful of them has become successful on the peninsula. The most successful one […]